Courses & Units
Socially Responsible Investing BFA757
Investors and lenders have an important role with respect to sustainable development. Through directing their financial resources to socially and environmentally responsible investment options, investors and lenders have the power to make significant contribution to sustainable development. This applies to both small- and large-scale investors and lenders.
Apart from the moral aspects associated with socially responsible investing, a failure to consider the social and environmental risks inherent in particular investments expose investors and lenders to potential financial loss.
Investors need to be aware of the risks and opportunities that the sustainability agenda creates; they need to be aware of, and be able to critically evaluate, different approaches to ethical investment and lending; and they need to have an awareness of the products available within the market place. This unit responds to these needs as it:
• Explores the meaning and role of socially responsible investment
• Identifies the sustainability related risks and opportunities that aspects of an investee’s/borrowers operations create for investors or lenders
• Identifies and explains some tools used to assess investments from a sustainability-related perspective
• Discusses some available products available to ‘socially responsible’ investors and lenders.
|Unit name||Socially Responsible Investing|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Roger Colbeck|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Critique the risks and opportunities that the sustainability agenda creates for investors and lenders
- Apply the tools for evaluating socially responsible investments
- Critically reflect on how socially responsible investments can create positive social and environmental impacts
- Appraise high-profile international guidance pertaining to socially responsible investing and lending
- Collaborate with other professionals/practitioners to communicate recommendations relating to socially responsible investing and lending to a range of stakeholders
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Pre-recorded Blended Lecture, up to 2 hours (3-5 short lectures of maximum 20 minutes each), 13 weeks
Blended workshop (face to face and via Zoom, for distance students), 50 minutes, 12 weeks
|Assessment||Individual Assignment (30%)|Individual Assignment (35%)|Team Assignment (35%)|
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